Secondary Literature on the Age of the Second World War

This collection includes secondary literature on the themes covered by the Oxford Handbook on Gender, War and the Western World since 1600. We have also added select secondary literature on regions and themes the handbook does not cover. The majority of the texts are in English with some texts in French, German or Russian.

The most important wars for this period include:

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"Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung", and "Forum Männer in Theorie und Praxis der Geschlechterverhältnisse". Männlichkeit und Krieg: Dokumentation einer Fachtagung des Forum Männer in Theorie und Praxis der Geschlechterverhältnisse und der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung am 7./8. November 2003 in Berlin In Schriften zur Geschlechterdemokratie. Berlin: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, 2004.
Abrahamsen, Samuel. Norway's Response to the Holocaust. New York: Holocaust Library, 1991.
Abrams, Lynn. "A Wartime Family Romance: Narratives of Masculinity and Intimacy during World War Two." In Nine Centuries of Man: Manhood and Masculinity in Scottish History. Edinburgh University Press, 2017.
Abrams, Lynn, and Elizabeth Harvey. Gender Relations in German History: Power, Agency, and Experience from the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Century. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1996.
Abrams, Lynn, and Elizabeth Ewan. Nine Centuries of Man: Manhood and Masculinity in Scottish History. Edinburgh University Press, 2017.
Acton, Carol, and Jane Potter. Working in a World of Hurt: Trauma and Resilience in the Narratives of Medical Personnel in Warzones. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015.
Adams, Jad. Women and the Vote: A World History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.
Adie, Kate. Corsets to Camouflage: Women and War. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2004.
Adlington, Lucy. Women's Lives and Clothes in World War II: Ready for Action. England, UK: Pen & Sword History, 2019.
Afflerbach, Holger, and Hew Strachan. How Fighting Ends: A History of Surrender. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
Ahlbäck, Anders. Soldiering and the Making of Finnish Manhood: Conscription and Masculinity in Interwar Finland, 1918-1939 In History Department. Vol. PhD. Âbo: Åbo Akademi University, 2010.
Ahonen, Pertti, Gustavo Corni, Jerzy Kochanowski, Rainer Schulze, Tamas Stark, and Barbara Stelzl-Marx. People on the Move: Forced Population Movements in Europe in the Second World War and Its Aftermath. Oxford, UK: Berg, 2008.
Alano, Jomarie. A Life of Resistance: Ada Prospero Marchesini Gobetti (1902-1968). Rochester, NY: Boydell & Brewer, University of Rochester Press, 2016.
Aleksievich, Svetlana. The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II. New York: Random House, 2017.
Aleksievich, Svetlana. The Unwomanly Face of War: an Oral History of Women in World War II. New York: Random House, 2017.
Allen, Louis. Burma, The Longest War, 1941–45. London: J.M. Dent, 1984.
Allen, Louis. Singapore, 1941-1942. London: Cass, 1993.
Allen, William Sheridan. The Nazi Seizure of Power: The Experience of a Single German Town, 1922-1945. New York: F. Watts, 1984.
Allende, Iker González. Líneas de Fuego: Género y Nación en la Narrativa Española durante la Guerra Civil (1936-1939) In (Colección Estudios críticos de literatura ; 49). Madrid, Spain: Biblioteca Nueva, 2011.
Allport, Alan. Demobbed: Coming Home After the Second World War. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2009.
Alonso, Harriet Hyman. Peace as a Women's Issue: A History of the U.S. Movement for World Peace and Women's Rights. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1993.
Alpert, Michael. A New International History of the Spanish Civil War. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1994.
Alvah, Donna. "U.S. Military Wives in the Philippines, from the Philippine War to World War II." In A Companion to Women's Military History, edited by Barton C. Hacker and Margaret Vining, 431-452. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2012.
Aly, Götz, Peter Chroust, and Christian Pross. Cleansing the Fatherland: Nazi Medicine and Racial Hygiene. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994.
Amatangelo, Susan. Italian Women and War: Sisters in Arms from the Unification to the Twentieth Century. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2016.
Amesberger, Helga, Katrin Auer, and Brigitte Halbmayr. Sexualisierte Gewalt: Weibliche Erfahrungen in NS-Konzentrationslagern. Vienna: Mandelbaum, 2004.
Andrews, Maggie, and Janis Lomas. The Home Front in Britain: Images, Myths and Forgotten Experiences Since 1914. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Applegate, Celia. A Nation of Provincials: The German Idea of Heimat. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990.
Applegate, Celia, and Pamela Maxine Potter. Music and German National Identity. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002.
Archer, Bernice. "Internee Voices: Women and Children’s Experience of Being Japanese Captives." In Forgotten Captives in Japanese-Occupied Asia, edited by Karl Hack and Kevin Blackburn, 224-242. London: Routledge, 2008.
Archer, Emerald. Women, Warfare, and Representation: American Servicewomen in the Twentieth Century. London; NY: Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017.
Aresti, Nerea. "The Battle to Define Spanish Manhood." In Memory and Cultural History of the Spanish Civil War: Realms of Oblivion, edited by Aurora G. Morcillo, 147-177. Leiden; Boston, USA: Brill, 2014.
Arielli, Nir, and Bruce Collins. Transnational Soldiers: Foreign Military Enlistment in the Modern Era. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Askin, Kelly Dawn. War Crimes against Women: Prosecution in International War Crimes Tribunals. The Hague: M. Nijhoff Publishers, 1997.
Astor, Gerald. The Right to Fight: A History of African Americans in the Military. Novato, CA: Presidio, 1998.
Atkin, Nicholas. Daily Lives of Civilians in Wartime Twentieth-Century Europe. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2008.
Attwood, Lynne. Creating the New Soviet Woman: Women's Magazines as Engineers of Female Identity, 1922-53 In Studies in Russian and East European history and society; Variation: Studies in Russian and East European history and society. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999.